Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 10)
 

Thousands of University Workers in Oregon Preparing to Strike

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Posted by    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/5/2019 at 12:00pm

This is one of the reasons why many people look forward to the collapse of our entire system of higher education.

The Salem Reporter has the story:

Thousands of university workers in Oregon prepare for strike

As thousands of public university workers in Oregon prepare to strike at the end of the month, the...

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U. South Carolina Doesn’t Have Course on U.S. Constitution but Offers ‘Tailgating 101’

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Posted by    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 10:00am 9/5/2019 at 10:00am

A relatively new law requires the school to teach America’s founding documents, but they claim it would be too costly.

Campus Reform reports:

USC declines Constitution course, keeps ‘Tailgating 101’

The University of South Carolina doesn’t offer a course centered on founding U.S. documents, such as...

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Poll Finds 73 Percent of Republican Students Stay Silent for Fear Over Their Grades

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Posted by    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 8:00am 9/5/2019 at 8:00am

Conservative students are forced to self-censor, yet it’s the progressive students who are always out protesting something. What’s wrong with this picture?

The College Fix reports:

Poll: 73 percent of Republican students have withheld political views in class for fear their grades would suffer

A survey of 1,000 Republican and Republican-leaning college students has...

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52 Year-Old Former Navy SEAL Entering Yale as a Freshman

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/4/2019 at 12:00pm

Imagine what would happen if a campus social justice mob came after this guy.

The Associated Press reports:

Former Navy SEAL enters Yale as a 52-year-old freshman

Former Navy SEAL James Hatch says heading to class as a freshman at Yale University is just about as nerve-wracking as preparing for the uncertainty of combat.

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Harvard Now Has a Tree That Live-Tweets About Climate Change

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:00am 9/4/2019 at 10:00am

They told us there would be flying cars in the future. Instead, we got a tree that tweets about climate change.

The Harvard Gazette reports:

A red oak live tweets climate change

Would it plead for rain in a drought? Fawn over a neighbor’s foliage? Crack jokes about how fast another tree loses its...

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Convocation Speaker Tells Incoming Students at Bates College to Become Activists

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 8:00am 9/4/2019 at 8:00am

This is one of the problems in higher education. Too many students believe this is the point of attending college.

The Sun Journal reports:

New students at Bates College told to become activists

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, told members of the incoming class at Bates College on Tuesday that they...

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Elizabeth Warren Resurrects Her ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Speech in New Hampshire

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:00am 9/4/2019 at 7:00am
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Elizabeth Warren is already dusting off her greatest hits. While speaking to supporters in New Hampshire on Monday, she launched into her old favorite sermon about how no one in America becomes wealthy on their own.

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College in Colorado Drops SAT/ACT Requirement to Increase Campus Diversity

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/3/2019 at 12:00pm

We’re swiftly approaching the point where diversity matters more than the pursuit of real scholarship.

Campus Reform reports:

College ditches SAT/ACT requirement to ‘increase the diversity’ of students

In an effort to “incre...

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Expert Predicts up to 25 Percent of American Colleges Will Close in Next Two Decades

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11:00am 9/3/2019 at 11:00am
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For years now, there have been warnings that the higher education bubble was going to burst. While we have witnessed the closure of many small schools this year already, one researcher at Harvard who studies higher education says the worst is yet to come.

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Law Prof Faces Termination for Using N-Word During Discussion of Civil Rights Case

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:00am 9/3/2019 at 10:00am

We recently highlighted the story of a professor who got into hot water for using this word while discussing the work of James Baldwin.

The FIRE blog reports:

Emory Law Professor faces termination hearing for using “n-word” in discussion of civil rights case, discussion with student

Last September, we covered the suspension of Paul...

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University of Georgia Employee Stole $1.3 Million From School’s Greek Life Organizations

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:00am 9/3/2019 at 8:00am

This story gets even weirder. When people started asking questions about the missing funds, the employee committed suicide.

FOX 25 of Boston reports:

Now-deceased employee stole $1.3 million from University of Georgia Greek Life organizations

A former University of Georgia employee stole more than $1.3 million from the school’s Greek Life Office over 10...

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Director of MIT Media Lab Resigns Over School’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

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Posted by    Friday, August 23, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/23/2019 at 12:00pm
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You have to at least give this man credit for having principles.

The Hill reports:

Prominent MIT director resigns in protest over university’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein

The director of the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media he is resigning in protest over the center’s ties to the late financier and accused sex...

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Art Professor Compares University’s Diversity Workshop to Orwell’s Animal Farm

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Posted by    Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00am 8/23/2019 at 10:00am

It’s so refreshing to hear someone in academia complain in this way.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: NC art prof slams faculty diversity workshop, claims admin using Orwell as ‘instruction manual’

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts told faculty to choose between two dates for a diversity workshop conducted by a professor...

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U. Kentucky Apologizes for Conspiring Against and Mocking Conservative Student Group

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Posted by    Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:00am 8/23/2019 at 8:00am

Do liberals understand this is one of the reasons many conservatives oppose free college? Why should they fund an industry that’s openly hostile to them?

The College Fix reports:

University of Kentucky apologizes for conspiring against, mocking conservative club

A recently published series of emails shows administrators conspiring against and mocking students attempting to...

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Enough Yet? Obamas Buying $14.8 Million Home on Martha’s Vineyard

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Posted by    Friday, August 23, 2019 at 7:00am 8/23/2019 at 7:00am
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The Obamas are in the process of buying a 29-acre waterfront estate on Martha’s Vineyard. The property belongs to Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, and the house boasts seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a pool.

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Yale Criticized for Failing to Stop Professor Who Allegedly Abused Multiple Students

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Posted by    Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/22/2019 at 12:00pm

This sounds pretty serious. Yale has even hired a former U.S. attorney to investigate.

USA Today reports:

Yale failed to stop professor who sexually assaulted students over decades, report says

A Yale professor sexually assaulted five students over decades, according to a report commissioned by the university, which had investigated the professor’s behavior in...

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Police at Washington State Disappointed With New Gun Control Law

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Posted by    Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 10:00am 8/22/2019 at 10:00am

The police don’t like this new law because it makes it harder for law-abiding students to arm themselves.

Campus Reform reports:

WSU police ‘disappointed’ after new state gun law takes effect

The Washington State University assistant chief of police says he is “disappointed” after a new gun law took effect.

The law, called Initiative 1639,...

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